Here’s an easy recipe to make salt dough ornaments. We did Star of David salt dough ornaments for a Hanukkah wreath but the sky is the limit with what you’d liek to make. ALl you need is your imagination (or some cookie cutters….)
Ingredients & Supplies
- ½ Cup Table Salt
- ½ Cup All Purpose Flour
- ¼ Cup Water +/-
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Blue Gel Food Coloring
- Small Paint Brush
- Clear Shimmer Paint
Preheat your oven to 100C/200F.
Mix the salt and flour together. Slowly add the water, starting with just under ¼ cup. Knead the mixture until a dough consistency begins to form. Gradually add the remaining water (more if necessary) until you have a “play dough” type consistency.
Add a small amount of blue gel food coloring, working into dough, until you have reached the desired color.
Taking golf ball size amounts of dough, begin rolling the dough between your hands and the counter to form a long stick like roll.
Divide into equal lengths and form a triangle with the first piece, pinching the ends together. Take the other half and weave it through the first triangle, forming a second triangle. Again pinch the ends together and carefully press all the dough together. Remember you can make all different sizes to use in a variety of decorations.
Transfer the dough cut out to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for 3 hours.
Remove from oven, allow to cool.
The ornaments will be faded slightly after they are baked. To make them more vibrant, paint a thin coat of clear shimmer paint over each star. This will help preserve them as well.
Allow ornaments to dry completely and enjoy for the holiday season on your DIY Hanukkah Wreath!